Glenn Dair on mon 9 jul 12
In a fit of boredom and curiosity, I looked up the phonetic derivation of
"wadding", separating into syllables. Since this is a ceramic term, I went
to the Chinese.
Wa (with a little "V" over the A) is a tile.
Ding means to calm, or to fix.
Wa-ding is therefore stuff to fix a tile.
Now you know.
Glenn at Callanwolde (Atlanta, GA)